Whispering Woods Crystal Grimoire

Section H - M

Halite, Hematite, Iolite, Iron Pyrite, Jade, Kunzite, Lapis Lazuli, Lazulite, Lepidolite, Magnetite, Malachite, Moonstone


(Color: clear or white but can be found blue, purple, pink, yellow and gray.)

Hardness: 2                             Specific Gravity: 2.1                         Chemistry: NaCl, Sodium Chloride        

Class: Halides                Crystallography: isometric                     Cleavage: perfect in three directions forming cubes                  
Fracture: conchoidal                Streak: white                                  Luster: vitreous

Healing: Halite is used in the treatment of lower intestinal tract and colon disorders. Used for amelioration of water retention.

Workings: Halite is used in cleansing spells. It is also good for grounding and centering. Use halite to mark out your Sacred Circle. Use halite when engaging in deep introspection, for example; a Dream Vision. Astrological signs are Cancer and Pisces. It vibrates to the number 1.

Chakra Applications: Use Halite when clearing the Heart Chakra.

Foot Notes: Halite, is better known as rock salt. Halite is found in ancient bedrock all over the world where large extinct salt lakes and seas have evaporated millions of years ago, leaving thick deposits of salt behind.


(Color: silver gray to black in some forms and red to brown in other forms)

"Ancient people believed that large deposits of hematite formed from battles that were fought and the subsequent blood that flowed into the ground."

Hardness: 5 - 6                             Specific Gravity: 5.3                         Chemistry: Fe2O3, Iron Oxide        

Class: Oxides and Hydroxides                Crystallography: trigonal; bar 3 2/m                      Cleavage: none                  

Fracture: uneven                 Streak: blood red to brownish red for earthy forms                                                        

Luster: metallic or dull in earthy and oolitic forms

Healing: Use hematite to boosts ones self esteem and confidence levels. Hematite also enhances the memory. Use to regulate and strengthen the blood supply. Use hematite to treat circulatory conditions and as a blood cleanser. It is also used to treat anxiety and insomnia. As an elixir, it is used to treat fevers.

Workings: Hematite is an excellent stone for grounding and protection. Also used during Astral projection. Carry hematite when involved in legal situations. Astrological signs are Ares and Aquarius. It vibrates to the number 9.

Chakra Applications: Use Hematite to balance the Heart Chakra.

Foot Notes: Hematite is an important ore of iron. Hematite is a very common mineral and comes in many varieties. It is believed that there was once water on Mars, because of the presence of Hematite.


from the Greek ios, which means violet

(Color: shades of yellowish gray to blue to a blue violet )

Hardness:  7 - 7.5                              Specific Gravity: 2.58-2.66                          Chemistry: Mg2Al3O
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate        

Class: Metamorphic               Crystallography: Orthorhombic                      Cleavage: poor in one direction                    

Fracture: Uneven, conchoidal, brittle                Streak: white                                 Luster: greasy - vitreous

Healing: Iolite is used to help heal sore throats, fevers and malaria. It is also used in detoxification of both drugs and alcohol. It assists in healing varicose veins.

Workings: Use Iolite when meditating or pursuing a Dream Vision or other forms of psychic connection. Iolite is often called the "Shaman Stone." It is used by shamans as a healing and vision stone. Use for astral projection.

Chakra Applications: Use Iolite to open the 3rd. Eye and Crown Chakras. Iolite is thought to open a channel from the Throat Chakra to the Crown Chakra, thus setting up spiritual communication with the Higher Self.

Foot Notes: Iolite is the gem variety of the mineral cordierite. Iolite is called water sapphire because it looks very much like a blue sapphire. When the vikings went sailing out on the ocean, they used thin pieces of iolite as the world's first polarizing filter. Looking through an iolite lens, they could determine the exact position of the sun, which allowed them to navigate safely.
The major sources of gem grade iolite come from Sri Lanka, India, Madagascar and Burma.

Iron Pyrite:

The name pyrite is from the Greek word "Pyr" meaning "fire".

(Color: brassy yellow)

Hardness:  6 - 6.5                              Specific Gravity: 5.1+                         Chemistry: FeS2, Iron Sulfide        

Class: Sulfides                Crystallography: Isometric; bar 3 2/m                       Cleavage: indistinct                  

Fracture: conchoidal                Streak: greenish black                                  Luster: metallic

Healing: Iron Pyrite is useful in uplifting ones emotional state.Iron Pyrite increases blood flow and improves the memory. It stimulates cellular formation and aligns the meridians. Iron pyrite is used in the treatment of asthma and bronchitis.

Workings: Iron Pyrite is an excellent protection stone. Use it to enhance energy shields. Astrological sign is Leo. It vibrates to the number 3.

Chakra Applications: Use Iron Pyrite to balance the Third Eye Chakra.

Foot Notes: Iron Pyrite is the most common of the sulfide minerals. Because of its color it is sometimes called Fool's Gold. Pyrite is used for the production of sulfur dioxide and in the manufacture of sulfuric acid.


As early as 3000 B.C.E. jade was known in China as yu, the "royal gem".

(Color: shades of emerald green, white, gray, yellow, orange and violet)

Hardness: (Jadeite)  6.5 - 7    (Nephrite) 5.0 - 6.0                Specific Gravity: (Jadeite) 3.3 - 3.5    (Nephrite) 3.0- 3.3                         
Chemistry: (Jadeite) Na(Al,Fe 3+)[Si2O6]   (Nephrite) Ca2(Mg,Fe)Si8O22(OH2)
Class: Silicates                           Crystallography: Monoclinic                         Cleavage: Prismatic               

Fracture: (Jadeite) splintery   (Nephrite) Subconchoidal to Uneven                          Streak: white                                

Luster: (Jadeite) glassy     (Nephrite) oily to silky

Healing: Jade is used as a remedy for kidney ailments and to remove toxins. It helps to heal stitches and is useful in fertility and childbirth. It is sometimes used as an elixir to soothe and smooth the skin.

Workings: Jade is often used to carve sacred artifacts. Place jade under your pillow help in lucid dreaming. The ancient Chinese used Jade for, among other things, courage, wisdom and justice. Jade is used to attract good luck and friendship. It is also a protection stone. Use Jade for astral projections.
Jade is often called the "Dream stone" or the "Stone of Fidelity". To the Mayans it was known as "Sovereign of Harmony."
The energy of Jade is receptive. Its Element is Water and its planet is Venus. Astrological signs are Aries, Gemini, Taurus and Libra. It vibrates to the Master number 11.

Chakra Applications: Use Jade to activate the Heart Chakra.

Foot Notes: Jade is a generic term for two different gems, Nephrite and Jadeite.


Kunzite was named for the author and gemologist George F. Kunz

(Color: Pink)

Hardness: 6.5 to 7.0                              Specific Gravity: 3.0 to 3.2                         Chemistry: LiALSi2O6       

Class: silicates               Crystallography: monoclinic, 2/m                    Cleavage: perfect                  

Fracture: conchoidal, brittle                Streak: white                                 Luster: vitreous

Healing: Kunzite is used to help heal "broken hearts", and to relieve stress and anger. Kunzite is used to help strengthen the circulatory system, and in the treatment of lung disorders. It is also used to strengthen the heart muscles.

Workings: Carry Kunzite to protect against negative energies. Kunzite enhances one's meditative state. Its astrological signs are Scorpio, Taurus and Leo. It vibrates to the number 7. It's energy is receptive, its
element is Earth and its Planets are Venus and Pluto.

Chakra Applications: Use Kunzite to activate and align the Heart chakra with the Throat and Third Eye chakra. Use it to align all of the major Chakras.

Foot Notes: Kunzite is a pink gem variety of Spodumene.

Lapis Lazuli:

Said to be Sacred to the Goddess Isis. Known by the ancient Egyptians as "The Stone of Heaven''.
From the word lapis“, the Latin word for stone, and the Arabian word "azul", denoting the colour blue.
Lapis lazuli was one of the stones in the 'Breastplate of Judgement' of Aaron, described in the Christian Bible (Exodus: xxviii, 15-30).

(Color: deep blue, purplish-blue, greenish blue)

Hardness: 5.0 to 5.5                              Specific Gravity: 2.7 to 2.9                        
Chemistry: Lazurite: (Na,CA)8(AlSiO4)6(SO4,S,Cl)2   Hauynite: (Na,CA)4-8(AlSiO4)6(SO4)1-2 
Sodalite: Na8(AlSiO4)6Cl2  Noselite: Na8(AlSiO4)6SO4   Calcite: CaCO3   Pyrite: FeS2
Class: Silicates                 Crystallography: Isometric; bar 4 3/m                      Cleavage: none                  

Fracture: uneven                  Streak: light blue                                   Luster: dull

Healing: Lapis Lazuli provides mental clarity and objectivity. It is used to relieve insomnia and to rid one of anxieties. Lapis Lazuli is used to reduce fevers, purify the blood and boost the immune system. It is used to cure gallstones and to improve the eyesight. Lapis Lazuli is used in bone marrow disorders and to heal disorders of the throat.

Workings: Use Lapis Lazuli to protect against psychic attack and for personal protection. It is an excellent stone to use during meditation. Wear to promote fidelity in your marriage. Use in energy works of healing, love and joy. Lapis lazuli is considered a stone of truth and friendship. As a stone of "Total Awareness" it is used to exapand ones awareness and intellectual capacity. Its energy is receptive, its element is Water and its planet is Venus. Its astrological sign is Sagittarius and it vibrates to the number 3.

Chakra Applications: Use Lapus Lazuli to activate the Third Eye Chakra. Use to activate the Throat and Brow chakras.

Foot Notes: Lapis Lazuli is a mixture consisting of lazurite, silica, aluminum, calcite and pyrite. Lapis Lazuli is a rock and not a mineral because it is made up from various other minerals. Lapis lazuli usually occurs in crystalline limestones as a result of contact metamorphism. It yields H2S gas (smells of rotten eggs) when subjected to HCl.


(Color: dark azure-blue to a bright indigo blue)

Hardness: 5.5 - 6                             Specific Gravity: 3.1                          Chemistry: (Mg, Fe)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2, Magnesium Iron Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide       

Class: Phosphates                 Crystallography: Monoclinic; 2/m                      Cleavage: distinct in one direction                  
Fracture: uneven                 Streak: pale blue to white                                 Luster: vitreous to dull

Healing: Lazulite is used for treating disorders of the thyroid, lymph glands, pituitary and the liver. Lazulite is used to overcome compulsive behavior patterns.

Workings: Lazulite is often used as a "worry" stone. It is an excellent grounding stone and is used for meditation. Astrological signs are Sagittarius and Gemini. It vibrates to the number7.

Chakra Applications: Use Lazulite to balance the Brow Chakra.

Foot Notes: Lazulite is a blue, phosphate-based mineral containing magnesium, iron, and aluminium phosphate. Its name comes from the arabic for heaven.


from the Greek [lepidos], meaning 'scale', in allusion to the scaly aggregates in which the mineral commonly occurs.

(Color: violet to pale pink or white and rarely gray or yellow)

Hardness: 2.5                             Specific Gravity: 2.8+                         Chemistry: KLi2Al(Al, Si)3O10(F, OH)2, Potassium lithium aluminum silicate hydroxide fluoride.       

Class: Silicates                 Crystallography: monoclinic; 2/m                      Cleavage: perfect in one direction                  

Fracture: uneven                Streak: white                                 Luster: vitreous to pearly

Healing: Use Lepidolite to reduce stress. Use it to stabilize Bipolar disorders. Also useful when suffering from addictions. Lepidolite is used to strengthen the immune system and as a detoxifier. It is a good stone to carry during menopause. Also used to relieve joint complaints.

Workings: Use Lepidolite to dispel negative energies. Keep in the home to promote happiness and joy. Known as the "Dream Stone", it is used to protect one from nightmares. An excellent stone to carry when attending to business matters.
It's energy is receptive, the associated Element is Water and its planets are Jupiter and Neptune. Astrological sign is Libra and it vibrates to the number 8.

Chakra Applications: Use Lepidolite to activate the Heart Throat, Third Eye and Crown Chakras.

Foot Notes: Lepidolite is an uncommon mica. Lepidolite is confined to granite pegmatites, where it occurs either as fine-granular masses near the core of the pegmatite or as stubby or tabular crystals in cavities.


Known as the "Stone of Stability"

(Color: Black)

Hardness: 5.5 - 6.5                              Specific Gravity: 5.1+                        Chemistry: Fe3O4, Iron Oxide        

Class: Oxides and Hydroxides                Crystallography: isometric; 4/m bar 3 2/m                      Cleavage: absent                   
Fracture: conchoidal                                   Streak: black                                 Luster: Oxides and Hydroxides

Healing: Magnetite is used to increase blood circulation. Also used as a relief for chronic pain and chronic fatigue. Also used for emotional healing. Use it to heal muscle pains and spasms. Also useful for stopping nosebleeds.
Use magnetite to strengthen virility and to cure male sexual dysfunction.

Workings: Use magnetite for grounding and centering. A talisman made from magnetite is thought to increase physical strength. Magnetite aids in meditation and visualization. It is also used to attract love. Use magnetite to strengthen spells. Use it to attract money or in business to attract customers.
Its energy is receptive, its planet is Venus and its associated Element is Water. Magnetite is considered to be feminine. Its astrological signs are Ares, Capricorn, Aquarius and Virgo. It vibrates to the number 4.

Chakra Applications: Use magnetite to align the Chakras and the meridians of the subtle and etheric bodies.

Foot Notes: Magnetite is a valuable source of iron ore. It dissolves slowly in hydrochloric acid.


Named for the Greek word for "mallow", a green herb.

(Color: banded light and dark green or (if crystalline), just dark green)

Hardness: 3.5-4                 Specific Gravity: 3.9+                 Chemistry: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2, Copper Carbonate Hydroxide.        
Class: Carbonates               Crystallography: monoclinic; 2/m                     Cleavage: good in one direction                   

Fracture: conchoidal to splintery                Streak: green                                 Luster: dull to silky

Healing: Malachite is known as a powerful healing stone. Use it to relieve stress and depression. It is also used in cases of rheumatism, asthma, Parkinson's, MS, cholera, as well as some heart problems. Malachite is used for deep emotional healing. Malachite is useful for treating cramps such as menstrual cramps and is used to faciliate child birth. It is also used to lower ones blood pressure.

Workings: Malachite is used for money and love spells. Also for grounding and centering. Use it to absorb negative energies. Use malachite to enhance ones psychic abilities. It is used in protective magic (especially concerning children) and guards against negative influences and physical dangers. Ancient cultures believed that by drinking from malachite vessels we would be able to learn to communicate with the animal kingdom. Malachite is sometimes used for scrying purposes. It is often used for deep introspection. Its astrological signs are Capricorn and Scorpio. It vibrates to the number 9. Its energy is receptive, its planet is Venus and its associated Element is Earth.

Chakra Applications: Malachite is used to clear and activate all of the Chakras. Use it to stimulate the Throat and Heart chakras.

Foot Notes: Malachite was used as an eye paint in the Badarian age, circa 4000 BCE. Malachite dust is toxic, avoid breathing this dust.


(Color: off-white or gray or pale shades of green, yellow or brown)

Hardness: 6                             Specific Gravity: 2.57                         Chemistry: Na(90-70%) Ca(10-30%) (Al, Si)AlSi2 O8, Sodium calcium aluminum silicate       

Class: Silicates             Crystallography:  triclinic; bar 1            Cleavage:  perfect in one and good in another direction                   
Fracture: conchoidal                             Streak: white                                Luster: vitreous to dull

Healing: Moonstone is used to draw love, hope and protection. And to promote unselfishness. Moonstone is used in healing ailments of the stomach and lymph glands, aids with female problems and helps to relieve stress. It is used to ease pregnancy and childbirth. It is also used in the treatment of circulatory disorders.

Workings: Use moonstone to strengthen intuition and psychic perception and to bring a connection of balance and harmony with Spirit. In India, Moonstone is known as a “dream stone”, as it is supposed to bring about clear and beautiful dreams. During the waning of the moon the stone aids in prophesy. It is also known as a stone of fertility. It is said to have the power to grant dreams. Wear Moonstone for protection while traveling on water. Use Moonstone as a talisman of Good Fortune. Its element is Water, its energy is receptive and its associated planet is the Moon. Its astrological signs are Cancer, Libra and Scorpio. It vibrates to the number 4.

Chakra Applications: Use Moonstone to cleanse the Chakras of negative energy. Use it to activate the Heart Chakra.

Foot Notes: Moonstone is a semi-translucent stone that is made of albite and orthoclase feldspar.

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